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ASCUS Art & Science is a non-profit organisation committed to bridging the gap between the arts and sciences. We work with partners and practitioners to create innovative trans-disciplinary projects to engage new and wider audiences and facilitate innovative public engagement with both fields.

Food and drink is available throughout the day at the Summerhall Café and from noon until 9pm at The Royal Dick Bar.

Access information:
There are 5 steps at the main entrance to the building. Wheelchair and limited-mobility access to Summerhall is via the side entrance on Summerhall Square. The entrance is clearly marked by the original Dick Vet gates. Outside the hours of 9am-6pm (Mon - Fri) and 9.30am-6pm (Weekends) there is an entry intercom that can be used to connect to the reception team. There is ramp access to the Royal Dick Bar and to the Café. The building has lift access to some First Floor and Basement spaces. For further accessibility information please contact our Box Office by calling 0844 557 2686 or emailing

On most days, taxis & other vehicles can drop passengers off directly in the courtyard (using the vehicle gate on Summerhall Square & announcing their arrival using the intercom system), however there is no onsite public parking in Summerhall. On days that the courtyard is closed to vehicle access, taxis and other vehicles can drop passengers off directly outside the accessible entrance by the vehicle gate, in Summerhall Square. 

Getting there:
You can travel to Summerhall on the following Lothian Buses services: 41, 42, 67.

Many of our venues in and around the city centre are easily accessible on foot and by public transport so please consider the environment when planning your travel to and from our events. Public transport information is available from Traveline Scotland - and 0871 200 22 33 - 24 hours a day.